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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Charlotta asked a common question, Priscilla gave the expected answer, which is supposed to be reassuring, but isn't, if you think it through. How come?
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Charlotta H/A/F? Is Priscilla H/A/F?
Do they know each other? If so, are they relatives? in a relationship? friends? co-workers? boss/subordinate? professor/student? doctor/patient?

Is the question related to physical health? mental health? money?
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Is Charlotta H yes/A possibly/F yes? Is Priscilla H/A/F? answers are the same as for Charlotte
Do they know each other? yes If so, are they relatives? possibly in a relationship? ditto friends? ditto co-workers? less likely boss/subordinate? no professor/student? no doctor/patient? no

Is the question related to physical health? no or maybe noishmental health? nomoney? no
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Welcome to the 10,000 post brigade! (Though my count was lost in the Lateral Reaping/LTPF WTF.)

Can the "expected answer" be given for more than one question? Or only for this one particularly?
Anything to do with the word "fine"?
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Is physical appearance relevant? Weight?

Was the answer meant to be reassuring to Charlotte?
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Welcome to the 10,000 post brigade!Thanks!! (Though my count was lost in the Lateral Reaping/LTPF WTF.)

Can the "expected answer" be given for more than one question? yesOr only for this one particularly? no
Anything to do with the word "fine"? no
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Is physical appearance relevant? yes Weight? yes

Was the answer meant to be reassuring to Charlotte? yes
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Did Charlotte asked if she was fat? if she looked fat in a certain piece of clothing? if she should lose weight?
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Did Charlotte asked if she was fat? noif she looked fat in a certain piece of clothing? yesish or yope if she should lose weight? no
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Was it a yes/no question?

Is the situation relevant? Were they shopping for clothes? getting dressed?

Is one specific piece of clothing relevant? a certain type of clothing?

Is Charlotte actually fat? relevant?
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Was it a yes/no question? yes

Is the situation relevant? yes Were they shopping for clothes? possiblygetting dressed? ditto

Is one specific piece of clothing relevant? yes a certain type of clothing? see prevbous answer

Is Charlotte actually fat? yes relevant? yes
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Was Charlotta asking for a comparison? Like whether a piece of clothing made her look more or less fat than another? Did she ask generally whether she looked good in a piece of clothing?

Did Priscilla's response imply that Charlotta was not fat? That she looked good? That the piece of clothing suited her?

Was Priscilla's response truthful? Did Charlotta believe it?
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Was Charlotta asking for a comparison? yope or noish Like whether a piece of clothing made her look more or less fat than another? yope or noishDid she ask generally whether she looked good in a piece of clothing? noish

Did Priscilla's response imply that Charlotta was not fat? yope or noishThat she looked good?noish That the piece of clothing suited her? yesish

Was Priscilla's response truthful? yesDid Charlotta believe it? yes
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Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: Find out the exact wording of Priscilla's question.
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Was Priscilla's question a yes or no question?

Did the question start with one of the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where, Why)

Did Priscilla give an avoidance answer? (An example of this would be answering "Is she cute?" With "Well.... she has a good personality")
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Was Priscilla's question a yes or no question? yes

Did the question start with one of the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where, Why) no

Did Priscilla give an avoidance answer? (An example of this would be answering "Is she cute?" With "Well.... she has a good personality") no
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Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the question "Do you think..."? "Am I...?" "Do I..."?
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Was the question "Do you think..."? possibly"Am I...?" no"Do I..."? no
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Is the important thing that she asked for an opinion (instead of a fact)?
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Is the important thing that she asked for an opinion (instead of a fact)? no
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Hint: What might you ask when you're trying on clothes for a party & you're worried about looking fat?
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Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Do I look fat in this?"?
"Does this make me look fat?"?
"Do you think I look fat in this?"?

Does she actually use the word "fat" in her question?

Does she compare two items? does she compare herself to someone else?
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Just a clarification: Did she actually ask a question? Something with a ? at the end, rather than making a statement that might seem to call for a reply? Such as "This looks awful." "No, it doesn't."
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"Do I look fat in this?"? no
"Does this make me look fat?"? yes
"Do you think I look fat in this?"? no

Does she actually use the word "fat" in her question? yes

Does she compare two items? nodoes she compare herself to someone else? no
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Just a clarification: Did she actually ask a question? yes Something with a ? yes. See above at the end, rather than making a statement that might seem to call for a reply? see above Such as "This looks awful." "No, it doesn't."
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Was the answer "no"? Which might imply that the dress can't make her look fat because she actually already is fat?
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Was the answer "no"? Which might imply that the dress can't make her look fat because she actually already is fat? yes!!

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When someone asks, "Does this dress make me look fat?" the answer, "No" may provide fake reassurance if the answerer means, No, it's not the dress that makes you look fat. Please look at my new puzzle!!

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